Advanced Practice Leader
University Health Network - Toronto Rehab, Lyndhurst Centre
Heather Flett is the Advanced Practice Leader for Spinal Cord Rehabilitation at University Health Network, Lyndhurst Centre in Toronto. She has over 20 years of experience in the field of spinal cord rehabilitation working as a Physical Therapist for 8 years prior to her current role. In her Advanced Practice Leader role, Heather supports clinical research integration and leads projects to advance best practices in SCI rehabilitation. Heather has been an active member of the Ontario Solutions Alliance since 2010. She is a Lecturer in the Department of Physical Therapy at University of Toronto and completed an MSc in the Graduate Department of Rehabilitation Science focusing on walking outcomes following incomplete spinal cord injury. Heather’s expertise is in the area of walking, pressure injuries, best practice implementation, and health service delivery and outcomes in spinal cord injury. Heather is the co-lead of the Teach Back SCI PODS initiative and was the Toronto site co-lead of SCI Knowledge Mobilization Network which focuses on best practice implementation in the prevention of secondary complications following SCI. She is also a Toronto site co-investigator for the Rick Hansen Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Registry and the SCI Care Indicators projects. She has co-authored several peer-reviewed journal articles, abstracts, 2 book chapters, and has presented at numerous spinal cord injury and rehabilitation conferences.